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West township, IL map Land area: 48.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 278 (all rural)
Males: 144  (51.8%)
Females: 134  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 278 (171 owner occupied, 107 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%


Races in West township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.1%
  • Black: 4.3%

Median age of males: 34.8
Median age of females: 32.5

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Average household size: 3.16

West township:

3.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.54

Estimated median household income in 2009: $82,215 ($69,000 in 1999)
This township:

$82,215
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $713)
Here:

$477
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $191,817 (it was $135,700 in 2000)
West township:

$191,817
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,137 - $195,856

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $220,329
Here:

$220,329
State:

$252,233
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: West Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West township: West County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

72% of West township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 286
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 0
  • West: 0
West township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 103

Housing units in West township with a mortgage: 33 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 13
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 8
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 66

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 23

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in West township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in West township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West township:

  • English (30.2%)
  • German (27.9%)
  • United States or American (20.3%)
  • Irish (18.6%)
  • Czechoslovakian (2.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 117 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (10%)
  • Walked: 10 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (17%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (11%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 292
  • In family households: 281 (70 male householders, 11 female householders)
    76 spouses, 115 children (99 natural, 0 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11 (11 male householders (11 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 28 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 17 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 11 1-person,

76 married couples with children.
16 single-parent households (4 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in West township:

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